GE’s Historian 7.0--Industrial Internet Connectivity from Process Control to the Cloud

Aug 08, 2016

GE Digital recently announced the availability of Historian 7.0, a historian designed to connect industrial equipment from the control (asset) layer to cloud environments, natively integrated with GE’s Predix platform. Historian collects, stores and normalizes time series sensor data from industrial equipment and processes, enabling real-time analysis and troubleshooting needed to analyze asset performance so industrial businesses can improve operations and maintenance efficiency.

According to GE Digital, Historian 7.0 changes the way businesses perform and compete by making data accessible and actionable. The software features a proprietary archiving and compression technique, native collectors and APIs to easily get data in and out, native methods to move data to both HDFS and to Predix, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet.

Historian installs in minutes with a small footprint, yet it scales to support hundreds of users and millions of individual machine data points, according to GE Digital. Administration and trending is delivered through a secure thin client web application, providing immediate value, and out-of-the-box data mirroring for high availability and data redundancy.

“High performing Industrials are increasingly data driven organizations,” said Jeremiah Stone, APM general manager for GE Digital.  “Companies in every industry and every geography rely on process historians as their primary operational data store to deliver real-time analysis and troubleshooting, enable historical and complex analytics, and reduce data management costs. GE’s Historian enables data-driven decision making by connecting islands of production information and removes barriers to decision-making by providing a ‘single source of the truth’ with a common data foundation and consistent analysis and reporting.”

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